Oral Roberts (3-4, 0-0) vs. Southern Utah (2-3, 0-0)
Date/Time: Saturday, December 1, 2018 / 2 p.m.
TV/Video/Audio: ORU Sports Network
Live Stats: vs. Southern Utah
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma (Mabee Center)
TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts women's basketball team begins a three game homestand Saturday, December 1 at 2 p.m. against the Southern Utah Thunderbirds from the Big Sky Conference at the Mabee Center.
About the Opponent
- Southern Utah is currently 2-3 on the season and is coming off of a 67-64 win against BYU. Last season, the Thunderbirds finished 12th in the Big Sky Conference.
- The Thunderbirds are led by Breanu Reid who is averaging 12.4 points per game and shooting 38 percent from the field. Rebecca Cardenas averages 6.8 rebounds per game.
- Southern Utah returned three starters from last season and added four newcomers.
- ORU will face Southern Utah for the 33rd all-time meeting between the two programs.
- The Golden Eagles hold a 21-11 all-time record against the Thunderbirds.
- In their last meeting, the Golden Eagles beat Southern Utah, 54-47, in Cedar City, Utah, on February 25, 2012.
- A win for the Golden Eagles would give the women's team their third consecutive victory over Southern Utah.
- Maya Mayberry was named to the Summit League preseason all-league second team. Mayberry currently averages 10.0 points per game.
- Lakota Beatty averages 13.9 points per game and leads the team in field-goal percentage at 50.7 percent.
- Sophomore, Keni Jo Lippe, averages 13.6 points per game off the bench and is currently leading the Summit League in free throws made and is tied for 7th in the nation.
- As a whole, ORU is tied for 17th in the nation in overall three-point field goals made.
- Head Coach Misti Cussen is in her seventh season at the helm for the Golden Eagles and holds a 94-97 overall head coaching record.
- ORU was picked to finish fourth in The Summit League according to the preseason poll.
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